Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ARC Review: The Ghost Slept Over by Marshall Thornton

The Ghost Slept OverFrom the blurb:

When failed actor Cal Parsons travels to rural New York to claim the estate of his famous and estranged ex-partner, he discovers something he wasn't expecting...the ghost of his ex! And worse, his ex invites Cal to join him for all eternity. As Cal attempts to rid himself of the ghost by any means, he begins to fall for the attractive attorney representing the estate. Will Cal be able to begin a new relationship or will he be seduced into the ever after? 

Heather's rating:

I was really pleasantly surprised by this book. I had read The Perils of Praline by this author about a year ago and I was a little put off by the main character. Though the humor missed the mark for me in that one, I was anxious to see what else this author had up his sleeve. And apparently he had this goody up there.

This story started off a bit slow. I wasn't exactly sure where the plot was taking me and I found Cal to be too self-involved for my taste. However, as the story progressed I was blown away at how funny it became. Once the ghost started factoring into the story, it really took off. The timing, the pacing... it all became spot on. I grew to love these quirky, flawed characters. Cal especially did a 180 for me. I loved him best of all and his interactions with Mac were my favorite parts of the story. All in all the plot was interesting and, though it is confusing to explain to someone else, it came together easily and effortlessly.

My one complaint is the romance. I loved Dewey and Cal together but I didn't feel a magnetic connection. They were so amusing as a pair, but as two people in love? Eh.

I still really enjoyed this book and it was an easy decision to round up to 4 stars. Very nicely done, Marshall Thornton.

**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

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